Wicker furniture has a reputation for being suitable for outdoor use, but there are so many indoor wicker pieces that could compliment or complete an existing theme or decor. Shuffling through your many options, a rattan light fixture might be just what you need.

Wicker and Rattan Light Fixture Ideas

Before we get into that part of the article where you show you some amazing wicker and rattan fixture, we wanted to go over some basic knowledge and debunk the myth that has everyone thinking that wicker and rattan mean the exact same thing.

Top 3 Picks

Budget Pick: Medrano 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

Rattan light fixtures tend to fall on the more expensive side, so when you find a budget-oriented pick like this one, you can’t let the opportunity pass by.

Unique Design: SkyTalent Fish-Shaped Lantern

Shaped like a fish and meeting all our standards of what a quality rattan fixture should be like, this choice from SkyTalent is definitely an eye-catcher.

Customer’s Choice: KOUBOO 1050030 Wicker Ball Pendant Lamp

“I love this lamp! It is elegant, light, natural and gives the dining room a warm cozy feeling.” (Customer review)

Wicker vs. Rattan

First and foremost, let’s address one of the most important questions on this topic: what is the difference between wicker and rattan since most people assume that it’s the same thing. Even if these two terms are used interchangeably, it’s important to note that they are quite different from one another.

To make it very clear: rattan is the name of the material while wicker is the style of the weave. It’s basically the same difference as the one between cotton and percale, one is the fiber, and the other one is the weave. The reason why a lot of people confuse the two terms is that there are many product descriptions and expressions that say “wicker rattan”, but this means that you’re dealing with a product that uses rattan material in a wicker weave.

How to Clean a Wicker Light Fixture

If you want to clean a wicker light fixture, you’ll pretty much have to take into consideration the main rules that apply when cleaning just about any piece of indoor wicker furniture (since outdoor wicker furniture is most likely made with synthetic wicker, which is way more resistant and don’t require handling with that much care). So, when it comes to cleaning a rattan light fixture or some other rattan thing inside the house (like a basket or maybe a chair), here are some of the things to keep in mind:

Different Types of Light Fixtures

While light fixtures can be divided into multiple categories and subcategories, there are six main ones that stand out of the crowd:

10 Amazing Wicker and Rattan Light Fixture Ideas

KOUBOO 1050029 Wicker Pear Pendant Lamp

Our first suggestion for today is a wicker pendant light fixture. It is a fixture that measures 18 x 18 x 15 inches and weighs 7.48 pounds. If you add the power cord to the measurements, that would be a total height of 53 inches, but this can be reduced by shortening the cord. The fixture is comparable with a 60W bulb, which is available as a separate purchase (manufacturer recommends pairing this with a non-frosted bulb for better visuals).

KOUBOO 1050030 Wicker Ball Pendant Lamp

The next product suggestion comes from the same manufacturer and it’s a wicker ball pendant lamp that has an 18-inch diameter and an electric cord that could lead to a total height of 84 inches. Aside from the shape of the shade, it’s pretty much identical to the fixture we showed you earlier. It’s also compatible with 60W bulbs (not included with the initial purchase) and can be wiped clean using a dry soft cloth.

SkyTalent Fish-Shaped Lantern Pendant Lighting Rattan Light

We fell in love with the design of this particular wicker light fixture because it is woven in the shape of a fish. It is a product that can be used indoors and outdoors as well, thanks to its weather-resistant resin coating. The fixture measures 23.6 x 9.8 x 11.8 inches and works with a 60W bulb. The package includes the light fixture, the compatible hardware, and an installation manual. The cable it comes with measures 40 inches and can be adjusted.

Elodie 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

Next up, we wanted to show you this Elodie fixture, designed to offer the very best in terms of what a wicker pendant fixture can do. It hangs from a 30-inch chair that can be shortened if needed by simply removing some of the links. It uses a 60-watt light bulb of your choice, be it LED, halogen, or incandescent. This hardwired fixture measures 14.5” H x 11” W x 11” D and is made from natural wicker.

Rimmer 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

Handcrafted from naturally gown rattan, this bell-shaped fixture adds natural beauty to your home, be it a coastal-inspired one or a boho-centered one. Using a 60-watt bulb, this fixture measures 26” H x 22” W x 22” D and has an overall weight of 7 pounds. If you’re worried about how you’re going to clean it, know that you can use a feather duster or a clean dry cloth to wipe the surface of the shade.

Medrano 1 – Light Single Bell Pendant

Available in a light shade, this cream light pendant offers the very best in terms of wicker shades and a fixture that creates an exquisite piece of decor. The dome-shaped pendant houses a single 60-watt bulb which has to be purchased separately (we’d really love to see these things sold with a light bulb for once, just to eliminate the extra hassle). The fixture measures 12” H x 10” W x 10” D and comes with a clear and adjustable cord that has 57 inches in length.

Bamboo Wicker Rattan Nest Lamp Shade

Another beautiful wicker fixture is this one from Bay Isle Home. It measures 8.27” H x 19.69” W x 19.69” D and is made from hand-woven bamboo, and not rattan (as the title of the product would have you believe). This Chinese-style pendant, while advertised as a vintage product, is suitable for a multitude of different decors. It has an adjustable cable that measures 47.24 inches in length. It is compatible with bulbs of maximum 40 watts.

Rimmer 1-Light Single Globe Pendant

This Highland Dunes single globe pendant excels in simplicity, with a design that allows it to blend into several room decors. It measures 22” H x 24” W x 24” D and is compatible with 60W bulbs that are not included with the original purchase. With a brown shade and a globe design, the Highland Dunes fixture is the kind of product you want when you’re looking for a simple wicker shade to integrate in your home decor.

Caren 1-Light Single Drum Pendant

Another exquisite Bay Isle Home fixture for those looking to embed wicker into their home decor is the Caren. This hand-woven fixture is designed to provide you with a drum-shaped pendant that’s compatible with LED, halogen, and incandescent bulbs of maximum 60 watts. Housing a single bulb, this unfinished natural rattan appearance is perfect boho-style homes, rustic rooms, and other types of decors.

Mardell 2-Light Single Drum Pendant

Our last suggestion for today is another product from Bay Isle Home in the shape of a drum-style pendant that offers a beautiful design for everyone to admire. Measuring 14” H x 27” W x 27” D, the fixture can house two 60-watt bulbs. It comes with an 85-inch chain that can be adjusted by simply removing some of the links. The swirled wicker construction is exquisite and intriguing, being a great choice for different rooms inside the house.

In Conclusion

Getting lost in the ocean of different light fixtures is easy, especially because they are extremely versatile in terms of materials that are used to make them and styles that are more or less suitable for your particular needs. It’s important to know that if you’re looking for an outdoor rattan fixture, you want to choose one made from synthetic rattan or natural rattan that has been treated and can withstand the elements.

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